Restaurants BEST RESTAURANTS IN INDIA 4 min read 6 months ago diya 1. THE BOMBAY CANTEEN, MUMBAI Modern India on a platter, served with a smile The thing about modern India is that it refuses to be put into a box. And that’s the thing about the food at The Bombay Canteen as well. Young and fun, yet rooted in traditions that span the length and breadth of this country, with all its varied topographies and cultures and histories, the Canteen experience is a party as well as a bit of a history lesson. Be it the seasonally changing menu (the Eggs Kejriwal Toast and arbi tuk are perennial favourites, but try the pork seekh kababs and the Canteen haleem this winter) or the cocktail books inspired by Mumbai’s Art Deco architecture and cinematic history, the restaurant is known to change things up. What doesn’t change, though, is the quality of what’s on your plate, and the warmth with which it is presented to you. The service deserves a special shoutout – staff here are warm and friendly, they really know the menu, and they will remember what you liked (and didn’t) the next time you visit. Because you will visit again. Address: The Bombay Canteen, Unit 1, Process House, S.B. Road, Kamala Mills, near Radio Mirchi Office Lower, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India Telephone: +91 22 4966 6666 Website: thebombaycanteen.com By Samira Sood 2. INDIAN ACCENT, NEW DELHI Indian cuisine with a twist Indian Accent is one of New Delhi’s, in fact India’s most prized restaurants. Chef Manish Mehrotra expertly crafts Indian dishes so that they retain their original charm but also have a touch of modernity. Known for its butter chicken kulchas, melt-in-your-mouth naans, delicious dals and exquisitely plated, inventive desserts, Indian Accent is the place to be for a dinner to remember. For starters, the vegetarian ghee roast soya boti with roomali roti pancakes is a favourite, as is its meaty counterpart, the ghee roast mutton boti. Tandoori bacon prawns, soft-shell crab with tomato chutney and pork belly tikka are a few other incredible delicacies on the menu, but don’t miss the wasabi and cucumber raita, raw and ripe mango daulat ki chaat and of course, the special Indian Accent kulfis. Wash it all down with some sparkling wine or one of Indian Accent’s classic cocktails and top it all off with some carrot halwa crumble and whiskey ice cream. Address: Indian Accent, The Lodhi, Lodhi Rd, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India Telephone: +91 98711 17968 Website: indianaccent.com By Andrea Pinto 3. THE TABLE, MUMBAI Small plates for big appetites When The Table first opened, its unusual menu and sharing plates immediately set it apart. Since then, the food has remained remarkably consistent, while evolving to reflect the growing bounty available at the restaurant’s namesake farm in Alibag. Dishes here take inspiration from countries from all over the world, allowing chef Divesh Aswani to play with cuisines, modernise traditional recipes and experiment with ingredients. Dishes that have become fixtures on the menu include the boneless chicken wings, the Table salad (for which all ingredients come from the restaurant’s farm), yellowfish tuna tataki and avocado toast served on sourdough from sister enterprise Magazine Street Kitchen. The soft-shell crab with nam jim and mixed-herb salad exemplifies the restaurant’s commitment to sustainable sourcing, with each of the ingredients that make up the hearty salad sourced locally. Address: The Table, Ground Floor, Kalapesi Trust Building, Apollo Bunder Marg, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400039, India Telephone: +91 22 2282 5000 Website: thetable.in By Aatish Nath 4. BOMRA’S, GOA Go Burmese in Goa In the land of fish curry and feni, there lies Goa’s best-kept Burmese secret, Bomra’s. This casual dining restaurant in Candolim, just a stone’s throw away from Fort Aguada Road, has become quite the sensation. The restaurant essentially serves Burmese cuisine but draws on influences from China, India, Laos and Thailand. Run by chef patron Bawmra Jap, Bomra’s is an open-air restaurant designed with simple but unique flair. Bawmra Jap prides himself on sourcing the freshest produce from the markets of Goa and he is known to be a ninja when it comes to cleaning all that fresh fish. His superpower lies in discovering the most basic produce found deep within the markets of Goa and transforming it into a masterpiece on your plate. On the menu, you’ll find an excellent selection of seafood. The red snapper, black pomfret and mussels are some of the favourites here and a very interesting tomato salad makes the perfect accompaniment to your meal. For meat lovers, the pork and pomelo salad makes a great start to lunch and the succulent tuna has been known to make grown men weep with joy. Address: Bomra’s, 247, Fort Aquada Road, Candolim, Goa 403515, India Telephone: +91 97675 91056 Website: bomras.com By Andrea Pinto 5. MASQUE, MUMBAI Foraged and fermented food from the heart Bringing city diners a range of decidedly new ingredients, chef Prateek Sadhu expertly melds together his Kashmiri heritage and his time spent in the kitchens of Alinea, Noma and The French Laundry. Masque is a space that encourages experimentation and innovation in the kitchen. Making trips all over the country and then using techniques learned abroad, Sadhu and his colleague, Aditi Dugar, ensure the food at Masque showcases regional, often little-known, ingredients in exciting new ways. Since its opening the restaurant has also hosted pop-up dinners by chefs from all over the world – including Mike Bagale of Chicago’s Alinea and Garima Arora of Gaa in Bangkok. Taking Sadhu’s Kashmiri roots into account, it’s not a surprise that kalari, Jammu’s beloved cheese, is reinterpreted on the Masque menu, accompanied by Kashmiri rice pancakes, walnut chutney and farm radishes. Post Views: 173 Continue Reading Previous Best Hotel Restaurants in India More Stories 7 min read Restaurants Best Hotel Restaurants in India 7 months ago diya Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.